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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 18, 2010 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

1. The same first set cover "cowboy songs" were played too much - Big River, El Paso, etc. They should have learned a few others, even of the same genre, but these got old.

2. At a point it seemed they didn't practice together much anymore and were just going through the motions. Wish they would have taken a break for a bit in the mid 80's. I am going to disgust myself here by quoting Huey Lewis "The Heart or Rock and Roll is the Feeling." They lost that feeling more and more and should have just stepped back and recharged.

3. The vocals often could have been better. If they had spent 1/100 of the time working on vocals as they had on their instruments it would have helped.

As far as Bobby screams, Donna screams, Pigpen screams I usually find all this amusing more than irksome... Good for my laugh muscles and eye rolling muscles




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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 18, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Re paragraph 2 - please take no offense, but for the record this is the correct lyric:

They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
And from what I've seen I believe 'em
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
But the heart of rock and roll, heart of rock and roll is still beating.

(Not to be contrary, but to me it kind of describes the boys later efforts)

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-08-18 22:53:12

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Poster: Hal R Date: Aug 18, 2010 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

no offense, was kind of shooting in the dark, I am much worse with Dead songs that I find I have been singing the wrong lyrics to for years (Hunter's Box of Rain book was kind of a shock to me, but then maybe the band wasn't singing what Hunter wrote either)

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 18, 2010 4:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Right on – funny how you (anyone) can latch onto what you think are the words and then always hear it that way. And there are numerous examples where Jerry changed Hunter’s lyrics.

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